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“unforgettable experience, fred and kate jones” 5 of 5 stars
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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“unforgettable experience, fred and kate jones”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

What an amazing experience. Ivan and Kim and all their staff couldn't do enough for you. Everyone was so friendly. Location stunning, sitting by the river watching the hippos playing, swimming and sunbathing. Also having one walk by us as we were being guided back to our luxury tent after our evening meal. Unforgettable. The meals were superb. The bucket showers hot and welcome after our afternoon drives. Our guide Lolo was the best and his knowledge of the Mara is immense.Our breakfast picnic on a hill early one morning was unbelievable, looking round the landscape for miles. If anyone is thinking of a safari, go to this camp. You won't regret it. Our only regret was not stopping longer.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2012

Just idyllic.

Our guide, Petro, was a joy and his in depth knowledge meant he was able to cater for all levels of animal lover. His reaction at finding some three month old cheater cubs that he hadn’t seen for a while will stay with me forever.

The camp was ‘out of Africa’ luxury at its best and the guys running/working there we simply fantastic.

If you get the chance go!

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We stayed at Naibor as part of our Imagine Africa-arranged safari. The camp is split into 3: suites and the main camp on one side, and the wilderness camp on the other. Wilderness camp is essentially its own place - only 3 tents, its own dining facilities. As it were, we were the only couple in the camp at the time, which made for the utmost in privacy. Service was excellent, and the camp is incredibly relaxing and quiet. Its location within the Mara is unparalleled - a hippo pool outside the main lodge and myriad animals just outside the camp, both during the day and at night. A wonderful place to stay to see the wildebeest migration.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

The camp was GREAT. The people were very friendly and helpful. The location and options with hippos in the river while you have lunch is hard to beat. The location is right in the middle of the action. Had a small mishap with a Landrover where it needed some maintenance and eventually went sideways. Wish I would have stayed longer. The game drives were very full, the balloon safari was breathtaking, the food was flavorful and fulfilling and everything was meticulously clean. And not to leave out Ann, what a fantastic masseuse!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

This camp is perfect! The location is right in the prime Maasai Mara area. The service is subtle and personal. The food is amazing. This was our first trip to Africa and we stayed in 4 locations in 2 countries. We will return to this camp. Ivan and Kim are wonderful hosts as camp managers. Davy was the best guide with incredible knowledge of animals, plants and birds. He knew the animal behaviors and frequently drove around crowds to get an ideal spot to be closer to lions, cheetah, etc. Our tents were very comfortable and clean. I can't think of anything we asked for that wasn't taken care of - including 3 trips they took to the local airport to try to track down luggage lost on our international flight from London to Nairobi. Small touches from Moses, our tent steward, may the "camping" experience great. We always had warm water for washing, etc. He was available for hot water at a moments notice and always kept our tent swept, cleaned and stocked. Ann runs a nice spa tent and gave a FANTASTIC massage after a long day in a Land Rover. I can't say enough about this team. They have been doing this for a long while and know what travelers need when out on safari. **Note - I booked through Ker and Downey who highly recommended Naibor. Great call!**

Room Tip: There are only 7 tents. My family had 3 of them and they were all ideal.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

If there is a better safari experience in East Africa, we'd be very surprised. The accommodation was superb, food excellent, staff very attentive and friendly, location great for taking trips, and the guide we had (Matthew) was fantastic!
I'd go on and on but the accumulated ratings here demonstrate how good this place is.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Naibor, from beginning to end, is spectacular. We have been on many different safaris before, but this one was crazy amazing. The camp itself is so perfect it is tempting to never leave! The people are so friendly and they create an enviornment that is warm and friendly without being fake in any way. It is great to sit around the fire in the evenings, having a sundowner, and talking to everyone about what they saw that day! We also had a private dinner one night and I felt like I was in a movie. The tents are luxious without being over the top, and the natural enviornment is very soothing. Our game driver was incredibly knowlegable of the Mara and was clearly a very experieced guide. I would say this is a once in a lifetime experience, but I am very tempted to go back as we just live in Nairobi!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya
Location: Kenya > Rift Valley Province > Maasai Mara National Reserve
Hotel Style:
Ranked #59 of 117 Specialty Lodging in Maasai Mara National Reserve
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Naibor, set in the heart of the Mara Reserve on the Talek River, offers a standard of comfort and personal attention that brings “camping” into a new dimension! Minutes from the famed migration crossings and completely surrounded by game, Naibor is luxury and relaxation. 7 tents in Main Naibor and 2 Little Naibor suites are complemented by the spa, fine dining, and a high standard of service. ... more   less 
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Naibor Camp Hotel Maasai Mara National Reserve
Naibor Camp Kenya/Maasai Mara National Reserve

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